CHP Reading List
Here are a few books and papers that I recommend. (I must admit that I have not finished reading all of the books.) Listed in no particular order.
Teaching Methods and Case Studies
Science Teaching Reconsidered: A Handbook, prepared by the Committee on Undergraduate Science Education, National Research Council, (National Academy Press: Washington, DC, 1997); http://books.nap.edu/catalog/5287.html.
A must read for anyone starting out in teaching. You can also search all of their books and reports at the NAP Home Page.
D. Laurillard, Rethinking University Teaching: A Framework for the Effective Use of Educational Technology, (Routledge: London, 1993).
Not an easy read, but an excellent treatise on using technology in education.
S. Tobias, Revitalizing Undergraduate Science: Why Some Things Work and Most Don't, (Research Corporation: Tucson, AZ, 1992).
If you ever get a chance to hear Tobias talk don't miss her!
J. N. Spencer, "New Directions in Teaching Chemistry: A Philosophical and Pedagogical Basis," J. Chem. Ed., 1999, 76, 566.
A very nice summary and argument for using guided inquiry in teaching.
D. S. Domin, "A Review of Laboratory Instruction Styles," J. Chem. Ed., 1999, 76, 543.
Characterization of Expository, Inquiry, Discovery, and Problem-based teaching methods.
CONFCHEM Archives On-line Conferences organized by the DivCHED Committee on Computers in Chemical Education (CCCE).
Contains papers and discussion archives on a wide variety of chemical education topics.
D. A. Norman, Things That Make Us Smart: Defending Human Attributes in the Age of the Machine, (Addison-Wesley: Reading, MA, 1993).
"Motivation turned out to be far more powerful than the cognitive variables I was addressing. Those students who were highly motivated learned the material far better than those who were disinterested." pg. 30.
S. Tobias, They're Not Dumb, They're Different: Stalking the Second Tier, (Research Corporation: Tucson, AZ, 1990).
T. A. Angelo and K. P. Cross, Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers, 2nd. Ed., (Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, CA, 1994).
A comprehensive handbook on assessing your teaching methods. See also the on-line resources at
The Field-Tested Learning Assessment Guide.
T. L. Hankins and R. J. Silverman, Instruments and the Imagination, (Princeton University Press: Princeton, NJ, 1995).
Provides an interesting historical perspective relevant to technology in education.
Science and Research
D. Kennedy, "Making Choices in the Research University," in The Research University in a Time of Discontent, (Johns Hopkins University Press: Baltimore, 1994).
J. Ziman, Prometheus Bound: Science in a Dynamic Steady State, (Cambridge University Press: New York, 1994).
H. H. Bauer, Scientific Literacy and the Myth of the Scientific Method, (University of Illinois Press: Urbana, IL, 1992); See also his on-line article on Ethics in Science.
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